Open Sound Ensemble Course

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We are delighted to let you know that applications for our next Open Sound Ensemble course on Thursday 15 & Wednesday 16 February 2024 are now open, and we would love to welcome you along.

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Please apply latest Monday 5 February.

Open Sound Ensemble is a music group for young people of secondary school age with special educational needs and disabilities, based in South London. The Spring Open Sound Ensemble Course will be back at our home at Woolwich Works (map) in Woolwich Arsenal.

Information about the course

Working as an ensemble alongside specialist workshop leaders John and Dav and musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, we will rehearse and perform our own music. We will use a mixture of both traditional and accessible digital instruments to explore sounds, rhythms and melodies, and devise new music together. We will be interacting with each other as an ensemble, sometimes following cues from the LPO team and each other, and sometimes making our own creative decisions. Instruments will be provided, but you are very welcome to bring your own.

Young people will have the option of being part of the morning or afternoon group. Please find a bit of information below about the group identities:

Morning group: for young people with a little or no prior musical experience. They might have explored a little bit of hand-held percussion (drums, shakers, tambourines) at school or in music therapy sessions, or have encountered an instrument a couple of times.

Afternoon group: for young people with more musical experience – maybe they have played a particular instrument in the past or play one now (e.g. piano, guitar, recorder) or they sing.

We will try and give you the times you select in your application form but we cannot promise this will be possible.  All young people who attend must be accompanied by an adult throughout the sessions.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application any further then please get in touch.

Thank you in advance for your help. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call/email.

With very best wishes,


Hannah Smith (she/her)
Education & Community Coordinator
07793 837357